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Creative Commons | Public Access to Publicly Funded Materials: What Could Be

Creative Commons | Public Access to Publicly Funded Materials: What Could Be | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. This blog post was written by Teresa Sempere Garci­a, CC's Community Support Intern June-August, 2013.


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John Bostock's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:32 PM

The argument for open access - in simple infographics

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OER Impact Map

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This website gathers and publishes evidence about the impact of open educational resources (OER). It is maintained by the OER Research Hub project. The purpose is to help people understand the impact of OER.

 

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Are MOOCs the long-awaited technological revolution in higher education?


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Professor Flips On-campus Course After Teaching MOOC | Teaching Commons

Professor Flips On-campus Course After Teaching MOOC | Teaching Commons | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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New State-Level Policy Brief on OER | SPARC

New State-Level Policy Brief on OER | SPARC | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

A new briefing paper on state-level open educational resources policy was released yesterday by the Education Commission of the States (ECS), a non-partisan think tank that provides education policy advice to U.S. states. Entitled “Open source textbooks can help drive down the overall cost of college,” the brief provides an overview of trends in OER policy to address the rising cost of college textbooks. 

 

The brief states, “There is growing national and international interest in OER as a way to help financially distressed states reduce costs and save students millions of dollars....While several states have used legislation to encourage the use of electronic and digital learning resources, such resources are not necessarily freely usable as OERs — and therefore can still be expensive for students.” It concludes that, "Open Educational Resources are an emerging policy option as states, postsecondary systems and institutions consider how to best develop libraries and collections of OERs."

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Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value

Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken the academic world by storm. Despite much debate about whether the idea of running free online courses for everyone is both…
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Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources: TIPS Framework Version 2.0

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John Bostock's curator insight, September 22, 8:29 AM

Very useful contribution on ensuring quality in OER

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SURF: Special edition on didactics of Open and Online Education

SURF: Special edition on didactics of Open and Online Education | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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BJET, Call for Papers Special issue on Open Data in Educational Research (October 31 deadline)


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OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News) | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Few today would consider the greatest strength of Open Source Software (OSS) that it is free. Indeed, it has lowered costs. But more fundamentally, it’s reshaped the way we think about the production, distribution, and sharing of software as an artifact. It has challenged centuries-old notions of pr

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UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs

UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
The University of New England (UNE) has shut down its pioneering experiment with massive open online courses (MOOCs) because it could not make it pay.

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Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology

Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
(2013). Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology. Distance Education: Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 129-136. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2013.770428

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OER-API


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The POERUP project has made available an API that will allow for interaction with their data about MOOC and OER providers

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Alek Tarkowski's curator insight, August 13, 1:49 AM

The POERUP project has released a dataset of 360 open education initiatives as structured open data, available through an API. Looks very elegant and is a great practice for data collection projects. But I have my doubts about usefulness of such APIs (and map-based visualizations, which usually accompany the data) - the use case is not clear to me, and exact geographical placement seems like not the most important thing. Still, with the ongoing Hewlett tender for such map / data projects in the OER space, this seems to be the big thing right now.

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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class. Especially if you’re looking for a course that will help you gain a specific skill, MOOCs allow students access to teachers and other experts they might not have otherwise. The handy …

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POPJAM: School of Open Africa Kenya Event

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Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Collaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. It allows learners to benefit from the experience of their peers, become fully engaged in their own learning experience, and more effectively acquire and retain information.


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Open-source textbooks can help drive down the overall cost of college

A wave of policies in the past five years has attempted to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials. Efforts driven by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) relied mostly
on textbook rental and buy-back programs, offering used textbooks and providing students with information about textbook costs before the course enrollment period.

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Nature Communications to become open access only

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Nature Communications is to become the first Nature-branded open access only journal. The number one open access journal in multidisciplinary sciences*, Nature Communications is Nature Publishing Group's (NPG) flagship open access title. Nature Communications will only accept open access research submissions from 20th October 2014.

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NSW start up OpenLearning takes Malaysian unis online

NSW start up OpenLearning takes Malaysian unis online | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
An e-learning platform created by Sydney start up company OpenLearning has been selected by the Malaysian government for an ambitious expansion of online learning.
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Javiera Atenas: Bibliography of OER, ROER and related subjects

"During the last 4 years and with a little help of my friends (mostly @leohavemann& @ernestopriego) I collected a large (very large) list of references on OER, Open Education, Open Educational Practices, repositories, open access and related themes which I used to write my PhD and all the papers / columns / presentations we have written, and, basically this lists has been stored in my ref management system for a while, quietly, but suddenly this week I beed asked to share my list of references by few of my fellow OER researchers, so here it is… but before, please read the notes below."


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QLET's curator insight, September 23, 1:06 AM

Detailed bibliography of contemporary research on #OER, #OEP, #OA and more - educate yourself!

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The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects | Buckler | Open Praxis

The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects

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The Power of Open Educational Resources

Keynote address delivered to the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA), March 2014.

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Are the days of free MOOCs coming to an end?

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Stanford University's head of massive open online courses predicts the school will abandon the free model.

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Stanford fue la universidad pionera en los MOOCs. Si se retira del modelo gratuito promoverá una nueva tendencia? Pueden ser los MOOCs autosostenibles?

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Moocs are free – but for how much longer?

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Monetising career development courses could be the next step for the university, says Stanford professor

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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor, Kemi Jona, from Northwestern University, Illinois, as well as the regular editor, Som Naidu.

 

The six articles in this edition are fascinating, both in terms of their content, but even more so in their diversity. There are also three commentaries, by Jon Baggaley, Gerhard Fischer and Tony Bates, who provides here a commentary on the six articles.


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Learner attitudes to Open Educational Resources (OERs) | The Higher Education Academy

A report presenting the findings of a study commissioned by the HEA and conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS)/NUS Services has found that on the whole students are positive about the use of OERs.

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ICDE » Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report

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The LangOER project has released a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages.It includes a separate

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a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages